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Friday, July 27, 2007

Sweet, sweet Friday

After 18 years and 400 episodes the Simpsons finally make it to the big screen. The Simpsons movie opens today and reviews are excellent. The Simpsons, tho not what it used to be (but what in this life is?) never fails to get at least one chuckle an episode out of me. Which is more than I can say for most of the other programs on tv these days. AO Scott of the New York Times says that the movie is like an episode that you'd want to see 20 or 30 times:http://movies2.nytimes.com/2007/07/27/movies/27simp.html?8dpc
USA Today shows its love for the Simpsons movie too:http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/reviews/2007-07-25-simpsons-review_N.htm

Its a great time to be a geek. Zachary Quinto was formally introduced as the new Spock in the upcoming JJ Abrams film. Leonary Nimoy jointed Quinto and Abrams at Comicon in San Diego yesterday. Nimoy will also appear in the film. The new teaser poster can be found at www.startrek.com. I've already told my family that I'm going to see it on the day its released, Christmas Day 2008.

Johnny Depp is taking Dark Shadows to the big screen:http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117969246.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

I'm also geeked up over the return of Indiana Jones. Raiders of the Lost Ark was the first film I went to see over and over when I was a kid. Indy rides again next year:http://www.aintitcool.com/node/33461

Beowulf looks kick ass:http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/beowulf/med.html


Ain't it Cool News is also reporting that a movie version of the Justice League may turn out to be a reality. Would be cool but I'll believe it when I see it.

These are good days to be a geek my friends.

A guy who hasn't many good days lately is Don Imus. But things are lookin' up for Don..he's about to get paid:http://www.nypost.com/seven/07272007/business/talk_show_settlement_business_peter_lauria.htm

One of my favorite Simpsons episodes is the one where Homer goes into space ("You've never been?"). I'd rather have Homer in space than a bunch of drunk astronauts:http://www.nydailynews.com/news/wn_report/2007/07/27/2007-07-27_blasted_for_the_takeoff.html

Once upon a time, I thought Prince could do no wrong. And then for the longest time I thought Prince would never do anything worthwhile again. I hesitate to say Prince is "back", but it seems as if he is motivated again:http://leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com/turn_it_up/2007/07/princes-innovat.html

Does anyone really care about this Obama and Clinton spat?:http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/27/AR2007072700011.html?hpid=topnews

Led Zeppelin isn't reuniting...but they are reissuing:http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003617745

The MLB trading deadline is Tuesday. God I hope the Indians find someone to take Cliff Lee's spot in the rotation. Lee got shelled (again) by the Red Sox last night. In the past 3 years the guy has won 14 games (twice) and 18. Now he looks as beaten up as one of Michael Vick's losing dogs. 230 year old Bob Feller has better stuff than Lee. Unless Lee or Jake Westbrook step it up for the Tribe soon, there will be no postseason play in Cleveland.

Speaking of no postseason play in Cleveland, the Browns open up Training Camp in Berea today. As the Browns get ready to start another 4-12 campaign, Tony Grossi of the Plain Dealer takes a look at the hot issues in camp:http://www.cleveland.com/browns/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/sports/1185525626193810.xml&coll=2

2 of the Browns top 3 picks signed yesterday. Brady Quinn is the lone holdout. Quinn spent last weekend at a mall in Cleveland charging $75-$225 for an autograph. Brady your stock on draft day fell for a reason...put down the Sharpie and get into camp.

What are Barry Bonds balls worth to you?:http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2007/07/25/tax-law-final-exam-question-barry-bondss-ball/

More crap as it happens..........

3 comments:

O.M.O.M. said...

George Sheets will be giving a test following all viewings of Beowulf. I'll bring the mead.

I brought out the ouija board last night to get Joel Siegel's review of the new Simpsons movie. He told me, "Don't have a cow man! It's Homeriffic!!!!" Plus he added, "I spoke to your great-great Grandfather and he said to quit masturbating so much, we can see you up here and it's emabarrasing our family."

O.M.O.M. said...

Work has me so p.o'ed that I can't even spell embarrassing correctly...

E. S. Furniss said...

Sadly I understand George Sheets has retired. Now he has more free time to pursue his career as a Bun E Carlos impersonator.

Gene Siskel joins Joel Siegel in reviewing the Simpsons Movie from the great beyond. He gives it a very stiff thumbs up.